Who am I, (A revealing poem, by whonunuwho)

A self portrait of a teacher,artist, painter, and writer.
A self portrait of a teacher,artist, painter, and writer.
A mind to soar with the eagles
A mind to soar with the eagles
As a young man
As a young man
wildlife enthusiast
wildlife enthusiast
artist
artist
Admirer of the wild.
Admirer of the wild.
From humble soils
From humble soils
An interpreter of life's story in pictures and written words.
An interpreter of life's story in pictures and written words.
Lover of the wilds
Lover of the wilds






Who am I, but the little boy, who has always wanted to fly,

He spent his whole life in this wish, in all that he could try?





He was later to be told, that his vision was too bad,

Played with kites and gliders, even though he was sad.






Who was the boy, who then, so wanted to play football,

To break his leg and nose, and still, he gave it his all?





Who was told that the big colleges all wanted him a lot,

Injured his spine, and forgotten, but in his life, it was not.






Who watched his friends burned, and to die in a fire,

Wanted to serve and help others, his greatest desire?





Tried to join brothers, and to serve all, over in Vietnam,

Was upset and dismayed, when folks didn't give a damn.






Uncle Sam passed him by, and so he went off to school.

Pursued a teacher's life, then to follow the Golden Rule.





Worked with kids in need of help, those having a hard time,

Learned the meaning of life, that all is not to have a rhyme.






Who am I, but just a child, who then grew up to be a man,

Through trials and tribulations, then began to understand.





You are, just who you are to be, no matter the circumstance,

Your soul is revealed in how you act, in life's incessant dance.















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A husband, father and member of the family of man.
A husband, father and member of the family of man.

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epigramman 3 years ago

...and I also know 'who you are' as well - a world class writer who is not afraid to bare his beautiful soul, creative mind and pure heart.

Thank you for your bravery and courage in writing these words although I would imagine for you it was a true labor of love as much as I loved reading it.

Sending you warm wishes most sincerely, my friend, for your continued good health, happiness and prosperity in the new year for you and your family - lake erie time ontario canada 3:00pm with my tea and biscuits after my first walk into the new year along my lakeshore road


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Bless you epi, and may the next year be a wonderful experience for you and yours in 2013.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Wise words, friend. I love your sharing from personal experience how to face life with wisdom and courage. Thanks for the inspiring message. May you see many good things and receive many great blessings in 2013.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing yourself with the rest of us.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for stopping by.whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks teaches, I'm so glad that you stopped in, and I hope you have a wonderful new year, as well. whonu


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

This poem states the trials of life and the lessons learned from life in general and its trials.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Thank you for sharing in such a lovely way. Teaching is important and can have an influence for good on so many young lives. You have done so well and may God bless you in 2013.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Blossom, I have been blessed in being able to teach children in need. I have learned much from them and truly hope that I have been a positive influence in their lives. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you gm, glad you stopped by for a cup of coffee. whonu


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epigramman 3 years ago

Please read, if you can, Louisa Rogers, and her hub , My ideal self.

It's true, great minds think alike.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for all of your wonderful support epi, and I'll certainly look into that hub. whonu


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Nice to meet you whonunuwho. What a pleasure this poem was. Jamie


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Jamie, I thought it was time, after two years, to let folks know a little more about me.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A truy wonderful hub and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Have a great day.

Eddy.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend, and I will look forward to sharing. whonu


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Rodric29 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wow, you tell an entire lifetime in so few words. This was tragic and made me tear up. I wasn't expecting to do that. This was a riveting poem. I am sharing this. I am thinking of reciting it.

You are really a great artist. "Your soul revealed in how you act, in life's incessant dance." That is the most meaningful part to me because what I gather from it is that no matter what other people do, your are deep down manifested to the world by how you behave. I makes it personal. I and accountable for my own actions in life and cannot blame the other dancers when it comes down to it. I knew that, but I was reminded of it in this poem and it was refreshing--like reading scripture can be! good work.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Rodric, you are a good friend and your kind words make me motivated to write more. Thank you for sharing. whonu


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A heartwarming hub about yourself. Your pictures truly speak for themselves. Way to go!

Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Interesting. Voted up


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you so much for your kind words my friend. whonu


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

This was so skillfully done.

You gave away so much of your own life journey in such a small space. An interesting life as you shared the good and the bad times.

As I said the last time I read your hubs your art work is so beautiful. I like to paint but I could never ever create anything like your work.

Voted up and awesome. Anna


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Anna and blessings to you. So glad you stopped in. whonu


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Whonu, this is awesome. To be honest, I always wondered if you're a woman or a man. Now I know!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

I'm still male, the last time I looked. Thanks for the comment.whonu


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

If I'd checked out your profile page, I would have known earlier. Sorry, 'bout that whonu!

Happy Fathers Day!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks bravewarrior, and blessings. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend, and blessings. whonu


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

Very nice and poignant dear one. Amazing writing. I enjoyed so much and the words are so true, have it be for man or woman. We are a collective hearts who dream the dreams. And with the grace of God those dreams come true! Up, shared and tweeted. Bless you. :-)


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and so glad you enjoyed. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States Author

I was prompted to share once more this poem about my life journey and I hope it inspires others. whonu

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